The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1993

SND-ID: SND 0466

This study is part of the collection The Regional Western Sweden SOM survey

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

Väst-SOM 1993

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


This is the second study in the series of SOM-surveys carried out in Western Sweden exclusively. The questionnaire was divided into six subject fields: mass media; politics and society; the municipality of Göteborg; energy, nuclear power and environment; leisure and housing; and background. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in SOM-survey Western Sweden 1992 (SSD 0460), but there is also a number of new questions. These questions dealt with time spent listening to the radio, viewing morning television and reading morning paper; impression of morning television; amount of local government issues read in the local paper; confidence in a number of Swedish mass media; opinion on a number of statements concerning the regional division of Sweden. Respondents living in Göteborg had to answer a number of questions dealing with the magazine ´Vårt Göteborg´, published by Göteborg local authority. Other questions specific for respondents living in Göteborg dealt with the neighbourhood committees and their activities. Respondents also had to give their opinion on a number of proposa

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data



Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 15-80 years residing in Göteborg or one of the eleven surrounding municipalities, Ale, Härryda, Kungsbacka, Kungälv, Lerum, Lilla Edet, Mölndal, Partille, Stenungsund, Tjörn and Öckerö.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated



Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (1994) Västsverige i fokus : SOM-undersökningen i Västsverige 1993. SOM report no. 12. Göteborg: SOM Institute
SOM Institute publications
ISBN: 91-972694-1-7

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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1993

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (1995). <em>The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1993</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href=""></a>

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Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1993-10-26–1994-01-18
  • Data collector: Långedrags Informationskonsult
  • Sample size: 2800
  • Number of responses: 1586
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 1994-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-23